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6 Creamy Dreamy Desserts

Sweet, smooth and oh so delicious. Don't be intimidated: Anyone can make these creamy creations.<p><b>1. Ricotta Cheesecake with Fresh Raspberries</b><p>Pretty enough for an Italian pastry shop window, this light and creamy cheesecake is adapted from Gina DePalma's wonderful cookbook <i>Dolce Italiano, Desserts</i> …

How to do Frequency Separation Portrait Retouching in Photoshop

Portrait retouching may be accomplished using many different methods. Still, how often have you seen a portrait image that has been retouched to the …

5 “unhealthy” foods we got all wrong

<b>(Shutterstock/Valentina Proskurina)</b><p>Eggs. Butter. Red meat. Consumed in moderation, all of these foods’ health benefits outweigh the risks<p>Larry Schwartz<p>April 28, 2015 4:35pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Remember when eggs were bad for us before they were good for us? Or when …

Nutrition

Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2: A ‘Dream’ Portrait Lens from China

ZY Optics, the Chinese company behind Mitakon and Zhongyi lenses and adapters, has announced its new Mitakon Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens. It’s an …

I'm a liberal. I eat at Applebee's.

I'm a fan of their half price appetizers. My mom and I like to meet there early on Sunday evenings for Oriental chicken salad and cheese sticks.<p>Why the heck am I writing about this?<p><b>First, a few other things about me.</b><p>I design training for Fortune 500 companies.<p>I like hockey and sports. Particularly …

Photo Sharing is Hurting Our Enjoyment of Life, Study Finds

Smartphones and social networks have made snapping and sharing photos extremely easy to do, allowing us to preserve our memories and broadcast our …

Russell Brand Apologizes For Skipping Premiere Of His 'Oddly Intrusive' New Doc

A new documentary about the life of Russell Brand, "BRAND: A Second Coming," is the opening night film at this year's South by Southwest Film Festival, but don't expect to see photos of Brand outside its premiere. The comic, actor and author announced on Friday that he would not attend the …

My atheist search for God: We’re debating science and religion all wrong

<b>(Reuters/Fiona Hanson/Alessandro Bianchi/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>I’m not interested in believing in God. My God has to exist, like matter and gravity. Here’s what I found<p>Nancy Ellen Abrams<p>March 7, 2015 7:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “A God That Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science, and the Future of Our …

Faith

Oatmeal Breakfast Bars Packed With Protein

Oatmeal breakfast bars packed with protein, peanut butter and chocolate. What more could you want in breakfast, really?<p>Soft-baked oatmeal breakfast bar with none of those weird ingredients that you need to Google to figure out what they are.<p>And then feel all the guilty ickies when you find out what …

The Oscar-winning experiments that might change the future of film

From risky new formats to digital advances, award-winning films in vogue are using different models – but will they affect the future?<p>Birdman and Boyhood became the toast of the Oscars not just because of their merits as movies, but the extraordinary ways they were made. Together, they have upended …

Selling

Lightroom to Social Media - A look at the Export Options

You may spend hours of your valuable time working on images in Lightroom, but for what? In order to grow as a photographer, people need to see your …

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. An escort agency in Barcelona bought a billboard ad right next to Samsung's on the main road into Mobile World Congress.</b> The agency had also been using the official MWC logos for marketing on its website without permission from the trade show's organizers.<p><b>2. Coca-Cola has redesigned all its</b> …

How to Become a Freelance Photographer – 6 Amazing Tips

If you’ve got a point and shoot passion, why not turn the hobby you love into a job you love.Thanks to the wealth of social apps now available for …

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

This NASA Time-Lapse Shows 5 Years of Our Sun’s Life in 3 Glorious Minutes

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory began observing the sun on February 11, 2010, capturing more than a photo per second for 24 hours a day since then. …

Time-lapse Photography

Why the Charlie Hebdo attack goes far beyond religion and free speech

<b>An injured person is transported to an ambulance after a shooting at the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's office, in Paris, Jan. 7, 2015. (AP/Thibault Camus)</b><p>Debates about Islam and free speech only go so far. This was a political blow aimed at multicultural democracy<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>January …

Religion

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …